Ex-Trump aide Omarosa releases recording of White House firing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House aide and actuality tv participant Omarosa Manigault Newman performed a recording in a TV interview on Sunday of her dismissal and indicated she had different recordings from her time within the Trump administration.

FILE PHOTO: Omarosa Manigault, White House Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, talks with aides previous to a information convention by U.S. President Donald Trump on the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

“I have to protect myself and I have no regret about it,” Omarosa mentioned on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Omarosa, normally referred to by solely her first identify, left the White House in December and Sunday’s interview coincided with the discharge of her e book, “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House,” detailing her time there.

On the recording, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be heard speaking to Omarosa within the Situation Room.

FILE PHOTO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September three 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

“We want to talk to you about leaving the White House,” Kelly mentioned, as he cited integrity points for her leaving. “It’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure … you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.”

When requested on “Meet the Press” how typically she made recordings throughout her time working for President Donald Trump, Omarosa mentioned: “This is a White House where everybody lies … you have to have your own back.”

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway responded on ABC’s “This Week” that confidentiality agreements within the White House exist for a motive.

“You have a reasonable expectation of confidentiality and privacy in your conversations at your place of work,” Conway mentioned. “Why shouldn’t we in the West Wing? Why shouldn’t the president of the United States in the Oval Office indeed the few times that she was in there with him?”

Omarosa was greatest identified for her appearances on “The Apprentice” and its sister reveals starring then-businessman Donald Trump.

Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; modifying by Grant McCool

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